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Lady Cougars Beat Culver
Hope Fancil scored 27 points for Lakeland Christian Academy in its 45-26 win over visiting Culver Community in a non-conference girls basketball game Friday night.
Late Tuesday Scores
LCA Balanced In Win
Lakeland Christian used balanced scoring, with five players scoring at least five points in the Lady Cougars’ 32-21 win at Elkhart Christian Academy Saturday night.
LCA Trying To Build Off Continuity
WINONA LAKE – Lakeland Christian Academy will put a very young boys basketball team on the floor when it opens the season Tuesday at Caston.
The Cougars will have three freshmen, five sophomores and five juniors in the program this season.
Lady Cougars Fall
Hope Fancil scored 10 points, and Melissa Goss scored seven points and pulled down 12 rebounds in Lakeland Christian’s 39-24 loss to visiting Lakewood Park Thursday night.
GBB Roundup: Whitko, Valley, Wawasee, Manchester Win Big; LCA Falls
Whitko senior and Xavier signee Aly Reiff set a school record with seven made three-point shots, finishing with 27 points in the top-ranked (2A) Lady Wildcats’ 83-23 rout of Peru in the Three Rivers Conference girls basketball opener for both teams.
Slow Starts Dooms LCA
Lakeland Christian Academy was held scoreless in the first quarter and never fully recovered in a 42-24 loss at North Miami Saturday night.
Heather Plastow had 11 points for the Lady Cougars, and Brady Gross gathered nine rebounds in the game.
GBB Roundup: whitko, LCA Triton Win
Senior Aly Reiff had 16 points, Brianna Cumberland scored 13 points and Hanna Yohe scored 12 in Whitko’s 59-55 road win over Columbia City Friday night.
LCA Fall Sports Awards Presented
Lakeland Christian Academy presented its fall sports awards this week.
Lady Cougars Roll In GBB Season Opener
Eight different Lakeland Christian Academy players scored in the visiting Lady Cougars’ 37-3 season-opening rout of Cornerstone Christian College Prep in girls basketball Tuesday night.
Continuity A Plus For Lady Cougars
WINONA LAKE – A .500 record might not sound like a big deal, but for the Lakeland Christian Academy Lady Cougar basketball team it represents the best year percentage-wise since the school joined the IHSAA full-time for the 2007-08 season.
Manchester, Triton Advance In Volleyball Sectionals
Manchester’s volleyball team missed a sweep, but still took a 25-23, 25-22, 21-25, 25-18 win over Oak Hill in the opening round of the 2A Rochester Sectional Thursday night.
HS Roundup: Wawasee’s Cross Country Teams Advance To Semistate
Wawasee’s boys and girls cross country teams both advanced to semistate with fifth-place finishes in the Elkhart Central Regional at Ox Bow Park Saturday.
Triton, LCA, Wawasee Drop VB Matches
Lady Trojans Fall At Plymouth
PLYMOUTH – Nichole Sechrist had nine kills, and Courtney Jennings had seven kills in Triton’s 25-13, 25-20, 25-16 loss at Plymouth to close out the Lady Trojans’ regular season volleyball schedule Thursday evening.
Lady Cougars Fall In 4 Sets
Heather Plastow had a team-high 23 digs, and Kyla Kohler had 14 digs and a team-high 11 kills for Lakeland Christian Academy in its 25-13, 25-13, 18-25, 25-15 loss to the Southside Michiana Athletic Club Tuesday evening.
Dragons Down Cougars For Sectional Title
Lakeland Christian Academy's season came to an end Saturday night with an 8-1 loss to Northern Indiana Soccer Conference opponent Argos in the 1A Argos Sectional championship match Saturday.
IHSAA Announces Pairings For 45th Annual Volleyball Tournament
Pairings for the 45th annual IHSAA state volleyball tournament were announced this morning.
Warsaw hosts a seven-team Class 4A sectional, and will take on Elkhart Memorial in the first round on Oct. 20. The winner will take on the Goshen/Concord winner in the second semifinal on Oct. 22, with the championship match at 7 p.m. that evening. On the other side of the bracket, Elkhart Central takes on Penn on Oct. 18, with the winner playing Northridge in the first semifinal.
Lakeland Christian Gets First Soccer Sectional Win
Junior Noel Blum scored four goals, and freshman Parker Stewart scored twice for Lakeland Christian Academy in its first-ever soccer sectional victory, a 9-0 rout of Culver Community in the semifinals of the 1A Argos Sectional Thursday night.
The Cougars held the Cavaliers without a shot on goal in the game while scoring six goals of their own in the first half to take the drama out of the match. Parker scored both of his goals in the opening 40 minutes, and Blum had a hat trick before intermission. Sophomore Landon Twombly had the sixth goal for LCA in the first half.
HS Roundup: Lady Squires Advance With 7-0 Rout Of Maconaquah
Carsyn Howard and Elizabeth Anguilm had two goals each in Manchester’s 7-0 girls soccer win over fellow Three Rivers Conference member Maconaquah in the 1A Blackford Sectional Tuesday.
HS Roundup: Valley Gets 2nd Straight Win
Tippecanoe Valley earned its second victory in a row, 21-7 over visiting Rochester in Three Rivers Conference play Friday.
HS Roundup: Warsaw Girls 8th, Tigers 13th At Culver Acad. Invite
Warsaw’s girls finished eighth in the elite race, and Zeb Hernandez was fourth overall in the boys elite race at the Culver Academies Invitational Saturday. The Tiger boys team finished 13th in its race.
Soccer Pairings Announced
Pairings for the upcoming boys and grils soccer sectional tournaments have been annouced by the IHSAA.
In the boys 2A Plymouth Sectional, Warsaw will play Culver Academies at 6 p.m. Oct. 3. The winner plays Plymouth at 7:15 p.m. Oct. 5 in the semifinals.
Wawasee gets a bye to the semis, and will take on NorthWood at 5 p.m. Oct. 5. The sectional championship game will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 8.
Whitko opens against host Fort Wayne Blackhawk in the four-team 1A sectional at 7 p.m. Oct. 5. Manchester opens that sectional against Woodlan at 5 p.m., with the winners playing at 7 p.m. Oct. 8
LCA Kickers Beat Tippy Valley
On Senior Night for Lakeland Christian Academy’s varsity soccer team, it was a freshman that put on quite a show.
In a 9-1 win over the visiting Tippecanoe Valley Vikings Thursday evening, LCA freshman Parker Stewart scored three goals in a seven-minute span.
His effort helped the Cougars improve to 7-4-1 on the season, while Valley fell to 4-8.
After junior Garrett McCoomb put the Cougars up 1-0 in the 13th minute of play, Stewart earned his hat trick with goals in the 18th, 22nd and 25th minutes.
HS Roundup: Lady Tiger Cross Country Wraps Up Perfect NLC Season
The fourth-ranked Warsaw Lady Tigers completed an undefeated Northern Lakes Conference season with wins over Concord (24-33) and host NorthWood (18-45) Tuesday evening.
HS Roundup: Whitko Takes Wawasee Invitational
Whitko’s volleyball team won the Wawasee Invitational Saturday, beating Bethany Christian, the Mishawaka Christian Athletic Club and Garrett in pool play, and Columbia City for the title.
Top performers for the Wildcats were Kaity Reed with 58 kills and eight blocks, Kristina Slater with 46 digs and six aces, and Haley Yohe with 99 assists.
The Lady Wildcats didn't drop a set in the tournament. Wawasee results for the tourney were not available as of press time.
HS Roundup: Valley Rallies For 2-1 Three Rivers Conference Win
After trailing at halftime, Tippecanoe Valley got two second-half goals from senior Tom Solano to beat Peru 2-1 in Three Rivers Conference soccer Thursday night.
Solano’s first goal came at the 44-minute mark off an assist from junior Alyssa Brito. Sophomore Harrison Vining found Solano five minutes later for the game-winner.
HS Roundup: Warsaw Cross Country Teams Beat RedHawks In NLC Races
Warsaw’s girls cross country team took seven of the top eight places, and the boys squad had six of the first eight finishers in a sweep of Goshen Tuesday. The Lady Tigers won 20-43, and the boys score was 17-43.
Mallory Hooks was second in the girls race, followed by Lauren Orr, Allison Miller, Tsige Berelsman, Charlene Orr, Amanda Hermann and Anna Craig taking the 3-8 spots, respectively.
High School Roundup: Lady Squire Golf Wins Three Rivers Conference Tourney
Manchester’s girls golf team got top-10 finishes from all five of its players to win the Three Rivers Conference Tournament Saturday at Norwood Golf Club in Huntington.
Kelsey Eichenauer was third with a 90, Lydia Little finished fifth with a 94, Madyson Ulrey was seventh with a 96 and Karly Eichenauer was eighth with a 97. Samantha Kissel was tied for 10th at 100.
Bedke, Lady Squires Second At Tippecanoe Valley Invitational
Manchester’s Rae Bedke finished second overall, leading the Lady Squires to a second-place finish as a team in the Tippecanoe Valley Invitational cross country meet Saturday.
Bedke covered the course in 19:51.6, behind Jasmine Early of team champ Columbia City. Tahnee Fuentes took sixth, Jaelyn Webb 14th, Clara Burdette 23rd and Katie Baker 25th for the Lady Squires.
High School Roundup: Lady Tiger Soccer Earns Conference Win At Concord
Abby Steffensmeier scored two goals, and Brianne Buhrt brought home the game winner in Warsaw’s 3-1 Northern Lakes Conference girls soccer win at Concord Thursday.
Steffensmeier opened the Warsaw scoring midway through the first half off passes from Brenna Shipley and Sydney Wiedeman.
High School Roundup: Valley Tennis Downs Triton
Sweeping both doubles matches and winning two of three in singles, the Tippecanoe Valley’s boys tennis team beat visiting Triton 4-1 Tuesday.
Valley’s Keith Wright won his match in three sets, including a down-to-the-wire third set, 3-6, 6-1, 7-5. over Mace Eads at No. 1 singles. Seth Hoffman won at No, 2 singles without dropping a game.
High School Roundup: Sturtsman Finds Rooney Twice For TDs In Squire Loss
Manchester junior quarterback Hayes Sturtsman found classmate Devon Rooney for touchdowns of 69 and 34 yards in the Squires’ 28-14 loss at No. 12 Wabash (Class 2A, AP poll) Friday night in the Three Rivers Conference opener for both teams.
The Squires carried a 7-0 lead into the second quarter, but Wabash quarterback Sammy Hipskind threw a pair of touchdown passes of his own to bring the Apaches back.
Volleyball Roundup: Lady Trojans Sweep HNAC Foe Culver Community
Hannah Wanemacher had 26 assists, and Nicole Sechrist had eight kills in Triton’s 25-3, 25-12, 25-18 sweep of visiting Culver Community in Hoosier North Athletic Conference volleyball Thursday.
Soccer Roundup: Rivera’s Goal Lead Lady Tigers To 1-0 Win
Mariah Rivera scored in the 10th minute off a free kick by Breck Jackson, and the Warsaw Lady Tigers made it stand up in a 1-0 girls soccer win over host Homestead Thursday night.
Warsaw head coach Peter Lucht said his team got the win, but wasn’t playing at its optimum level on offense.
HS Roundup: Lady Squires Defeat Whitko, West Noble
Area HS Roundup: Valley 2nd, Lady Squires 3rd In Manchester Invitational
The Tippecanoe Valley Vikings won twice to take second place in the Manchester Invitational volleyball tournament on Saturday. The host Lady Squires finished third in the four-team, round-robin tourney.
Valley beat Manchester and Tri-Central, both in straight sets, and lost to Lakewood Park Christian, which won the tournament for the fourth straight year.
Manchester beat Tri-Central in straight sets, and took Lakewood Park to three games before falling.
High School Roundup:
LaVille’s Ethan Kertai scored three touchdowns in the third quarter, and four overall, in the Lancers’ 55-18 win over visiting Triton Friday night in Hoosier North Athletic Conference play.
Area Roundup: Manchester Wins 4-Way Girls Golf Match In TRC Play
Manchester junior Lydia Little posted a 44 for medalist honors, pacing the Lady Squires to a win over Whitko, Tippecanoe Valley and North Miami at Peru Municipal Golf Course Thursday.
The Lady Squires’ team score of 190 bested Whitko’s 245, Valley’s 246 and North Miami’s 331.
Sports Wrap: Whitko Completes Huge Comeback
After dropping the first two games of its match with visiting Columbia City, Whitko came back to beat the Lady Eagles 26-28, 22-25, 25-20, 25-21, 15-11 Tuesday night
Area HS Roundup: Wawasee 8th, Valley 12th At Rochester
Despite being a player down, Wawasee’s girls golf team finished eighth in the Rochester Invitational Saturday at Mill Creek/Round Barn Golf Club. Tippecanoe Valley was 12th, and Whitko participated but didn’t field a full team.
Penn was the team champion, and Plymouth finished second.
LCA Roundup: Cougars Drops Soccer Opener
Lakeland Christian Academy dropped its boys soccer season opener to visiting Elkhart Christian Academy 4-0 Tuesday night.
The Cougars will hit the road for the first time this season, traveling to South Bend to take on Community Baptist Christian School at 5 p.m. Friday.
Lady Cougars Swept
Cami Dahms and Kyla Kohler had four kills each, and Sydney Hobbs had eight assists in Lakeland Christian Academy’s 25-11, 25-21, 25-8 home loss to Jimtown Monday night.
Wawasee Third In Own Invitational; Beaman Finishes Second
Landing a pair of players in the top three places, Wawasee finished third in its girls golf invitational tournament Saturday at South Shore Golf Club. Concord was the team champion at 376, with Northridge second at 397 and the Lady Warriors a shot back of the runner-up spot.
Madison Beaman had an 89 to finish second overall, and senior classmate Aubrey Schmeltz was a shot back in a tie for third. Zoe White tied for 10th at 98, with Jadison Rostochak shooting a 122 and Valerie Haessig checking in at 133.
Lady Tigers Golf Team Earns Victories Over Rochester, Triton
Warsaw’s Lady Tiger golf team earned a pair of wins Thursday at Stonehenge Country Club, posting a nine-hole score of 182 to Rochester’s 230 and Triton’s 271.
Lady Tiger senior Madi Graham paced her team with a 42, followed by a 44 from classmate Page Desenberg, and a pair of 48s from Izzy Ray and Delaney Wihebrink. Madelyn Ray had a 53
Triton Beats North Miami
Triton’s girls golf team beat North Miami 281-328 in a nine-hole match Monday night at Rozella Ford Golf Club. Whitko competed with three players and did not have a team score.
Area Results-Middle School Track
Squire Boys Win, Girls Second In Meet
NORTH MANCHESTER – The Manchester boys won every event but one, and the Lady Squires were edged by North Miami in a four-way track meet with Caston and Lakeland Christian Academy Monday.
Lakeland Christian Inducts Two Into Hall Of Fame
Lakeland Christian Academy inducted two new members into its athletic hall of fame in a recent ceremony.
LCA Still In Pursuit Of Sectional Success
WINONA LAKE – There is a lot of good news for Lakeland Christian Academy heading in to this year’s 1A Fort Wayne Blackhawk Sectional. But, the news isn’t all good.
Lakeland Christian Routs Howe Military, 92-44
WINONA LAKE – Nine different Lakeland Christian Academy players scored, including five in double figures, in a 92-44 rout of Howe Military Tuesday night.
The previous high for points in a game this season for the Cougars was 61 in a loss to Cornerstone Christian Jan. 26.
LCA Falls To Oregon-Davis, 63-53
WINONA LAKE – Three Lakeland Christian Academy players scored in double figures in the Cougars’ 63-53 loss to visiting Oregon-Davis Thursday night.
Josh McDaniel hit four three-point shots and finished with 18 points. Connor Blum hit a pair of threes on his way to 11 points, and Carter Twombly went 4 of 5 from the line and completed his night with 10 points.
LCA Wins Second Straight Game
SOUTH BEND – Josh McDaniel hit the game-winning shot with one second left in overtime to give Lakeland Christian a 56-55 win at South Bend Community Baptist Tuesday night.
McDaniel finished with a team-high 14 points for the Cougars.
Cougars Come From Behind For 2nd Victory
SOUTH BEND – Josh McDaniel led visiting Lakeland Christian with 18 points, including eight in the decisive fourth quarter, in the Cougars’ 58-55, come-from-behind win over South Bend Career Academy Thursday night.
Carter Twombly had 14 points and Connor Blum added 11 for Lakeland Christian.
LCA Falls to Smith Academy, 64-57
WINONA LAKE – Josh McDaniel scored 24 points to lead three Lakeland Christian Academy players in double figures in the Cougars’ 64-57 loss to Fort Wayne Smith Academy Saturday.
LCA Girls JV Basketball
LCA Girls Draw Bye In Class 1A Sectional
WINONA LAKE – Lakeland Christian Academy has never won an IHSAA postseason girls basketball game, much less a sectional title. But in the Class 1A Hamilton Sectional, it’s not like there’s an abundance of banners hanging in everyone else’s gym, either.
LCA Blitzed Early In Loss To Clinton Christian
WINONA LAKE – Lakeland Christian Academy got hit with a few haymakers early in its boys basketball game with Clinton Christian Saturday night.
Lady Cougars Fall To Blackhawk 56-35
FORT WAYNE – Hannah Delp scored 12 points and Rachel Sand had 11 in Lakeland Christian’s 56-35 loss at Fort Wayne Blackhawk Thursday night.
The Lady Cougars finish the regular season at 12-11 and have a first-round bye in the 1A Hamilton Sectional. They will take on the winner of Tuesday’s Blackhawk/Elkhart Christian game at 6 p.m. Feb. 5.
LCA Gets Road Win
WHITESTOWN – Seniors Hannah Delp and Rachel Sand scored 21 and 14 points, respectively, leading Lakeland Christian Academy to a 47-40 road win at Trader’s Point Christian Academy Saturday night.
Ellie Nieveen and Brady Gross added four points each to the Lady Cougar attack.
LCA Swept By GCA
GRANGER – The Lakeland Christian Academy basketball teams lost a pair of games to Granger Christian Tuesday; the girls fell 41-27 and the boys lost 69-54.
The Lady Cougars are now 11-10 for the season, the boys team fell to 1-14.
Lady Cougars Fall To CGA
WINONA LAKE – Hannah Delp had 12 points and Rachel Sand 8 in Lakeland Christian Academy’s 58-36 loss to Culver Academies Friday night.
The LCA junior varsity lost to CA 23-2.
LCA, now 11-9 on the season, travels to Granger Christian Tuesday night.
Lady Cougars Beat Cornerstone Again
FORT WAYNE – Seniors Rachel Sand and Hannah Delp scored 14 and 12 points, respectively, in Lakeland Christian Academy’s 43-35 win at Cornerstone Christian Tuesday night. It was the second time in a week the Lady Cougars defeated Cornerstone.
Lakeland Christian will play its sixth game in 10 nights on Friday when it hosts Culver Academy,
Delp, Sand Lead Lakeland Christian Over Culver
CULVER – Senior Hannah Delp scored 15 points and classmate Rachel Sand added 14 points in Lakeland Christian Academy’s 46-34 victory at Culver Community Monday night.
Carissa Urschalitz scored seven points, Melissa Goss and Anna Reimink had four points each, and Brady Gross scored two points for the Lady Cougars. Gross pulled down nine rebounds to pace LCA.
No. 5 Argos Whips Lady Cougars
ARGOS – Very little went well for Lakeland Christian Academy in a 63-9 loss to No. 5 (Class 1A) Argos Saturday night. The Lady Cougars were scoreless in the first half, and turned the ball over 36 times in the game.
LCA will take on Culver Community High School of the Hoosier North Athletic Conference tonight.
Cougars Earn First Win
PORTAGE – Josh McDaniel had 20 points and Carter Twombly had 18 as Lakeland Christian Academy earned its first win in 12 tries, 60-43 at Portage Christian Friday night.
Jake Harmon was also in double figures, scoring 10 points for the Cougars.
LCA outscored Portage Christian 16-9 in the first quarter and expanded its lead to 28-16 at halftime. After the home team trimmed three points off the margin in the third quarter, the Cougars used a 24-15 fourth period to salt the game away.
Lady Cougars Win Overtime Thriller
WINONA LAKE – After giving up a 10-point lead over Elkhart Christian after three quarters, host Lakeland Christian earned a 49-48 overtime win over the Lady Eagles Thursday night.
LCA led 17-10 after the first quarter and 26-16 at halftime. The teams each scored 11 points in the third quarter before Elkhart Christian staged its comeback.
Seniors Rachel Sand and Hannah Delp had 15 and 14 points, respectively, for the Lady Cougars. Junior Melissa Goss added nine points and senior Carissa Urschalitz scored six points and pulled down six rebounds.
Cougars Fall To Elkhart Christian
ELKHART – Jon Harmon scored 20 points in Lakeland Christian Academy’s 84-43 loss to Elkhart Christian Tuesday night.
The Cougars (0-11) travel to Portage Christian Friday night.